If the old adage is true, “a picture is worth a thousand words,” then the images created by archaeologists, historians, avocationals, and volunteers speak volumes about historical and underwater archaeology. Images can capture our imagination, take us to foreign lands, and show us faraway sites.
To honor our artistic brethren, each year the ACUA sponsors a photo competition in conjunction with the annual Society for Historical Archaeology Conference on Historical and Underwater Archaeology. The competition is open to all SHA members and registered meeting attendees. The images are judged and displayed during the conference with winners receiving both a ribbon and the adulation of their peers. For information about the categories, rules, and to obtain the contest entry form, download the current ACUA Photo Contest 2015 (PDF) instructions and form.
Winning images from current and previous years are provided courtesy of the photographer. Please contact them directly for permission to use their work.